Every so often we get a press release here that forgoes the traditional giant graphics and superlatives and opts instead for wit, honesty, and a product that actually lives up to the hype. (Word to the wise; those are typically the press releases that we pay attention to and the ones that almost always make their way to our site.) One such instance is an email we received from Throatruiner Records about French hopefuls, As We Draw. Read the email they sent us below then follow the jump for our own take on the band and a link to a free download of the album.
As if you haven't had enough of these Isis, Cult Of Luna cocksuckers, with their so-called cheesy parts and badass cathartic sonic explosions... Of course, one can wonder about the relevance of playing some post-metal in 2010. But when it's done with such talent, such faith as these three young guys from Laval, either you take your hat off to them, or either your heart is made of dog food. "Lines Breaking Circles", is made for those who are still crying over Breach's split and years when Cult Of Luna still made you have a boner. This is quite a severe reproof to all those who spend more time twitting their promo photos than polishing their art in the studio. These guys are true workaholics and such gifted aesthetes that they're starting to get sickening. Especially knowing that they can kick your ass on stage as well as on your turntable. But you can't really hate them, can you? Not when you listen to these killer choruses sponsored by Kleenex on "Scum Of The Earth" or those huge slaps on "Draft"...
Just about anyone that knows me or reads this blog regularly probably has picked up that the sludge/post/whatever metal genres is of my least favorite. If there was any band that could change my mind on the matter though, it would be As We Draw. They preform in the upper echelon of similar artists with a certain prowess for emotionality and power that transcends the atmospheres they so skillfully weave. Where most post-metal is formulaically lacking in the ability to foster a sense of feeling, As We Draw will take the listener on a journey through the depths of the human psyche and spit you back out wishing for no more than to hit the repeat button and go in again. Lines Breaking Circles is a must listen!
And now everyone will have the chance to do just that because As We Draw and Throatruiner Records have allowed us to include a link to a free full download of the album Lines Breaking Circles. Simply follow this link to grab your digital copy.
For fans of Mouth of the Architect, Cult of Luna, Breach.